Cheryl Pflug


Board Member

Cheryl Pflug was appointed to the Growth Management Hearings Board, Central Puget Sound Region by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2012. She was elected Administrative Officer in 2016. Chery represented the 5th legislative district in the State Legislature through 2012. First elected as State Representative in 1998, she was re-elected in 2000 and 2002, appointed to the State Senate in 2004, elected in 2004, and re-elected 2008. Cheryl Pflug championed infrastructure, education, hatchery and parks improvements to support the needs of the rapidly growing suburban and rural communities she represented. While serving in the Senate, Pflug attended law school at night and earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 2012. In 2008, Pflug was honored with the commission of Washington General for commitment to her community and service to the state of Washington. The Generals act as official ambassadors of trade, tourism and goodwill for the state. Cheryl participated in trade missions to Japan, China, Brazil, Taiwan, and Vietnam. A Washington native, Cheryl’s family roots date back more than a century in Central Puget Sound. In 1901, her great-grandfather, Chester Morse, created the Cedar River Watershed to supply drinking water to the Seattle metropolitan area. Growing up in a family that loved outdoor recreation, Pflug learned to ski with the Mountaineers at age 5, and backpacked throughout the Cascade, Rainier and Olympic National Parks. Cheryl holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Washington and worked as a critical care and operating room nurse while raising 4 children on a family farm adjacent to the Cedar River Watershed. She is a private pilot and continues to enjoy skiing, boating, and gardening.